After the Comédie Francaise, the Burgtheater in Vienna is Europe’s second-oldest theatre. Today, the Burgtheater, originally known as the K. K. Hoftheater nächst der Burg, complete with its three affiliated venues – the Akademietheater, Kasino and Vestibül – and a permanent ensemble of more than 80 actors and actresses, is one of Europe’s largest theatres and plays a seminal role in the German-speaking theatrical world. Every season, the Burgtheater and its affiliated venues welcome approximately 400,000 theatre-goers to some 800 performances.
Since the Viennese Volktheater (then to distinguish it from other national platforms of the Dual Monarchy under the name Deutsches Volkstheater) was founded in 1889, the Viennese theater scene is still divided sharply by stalls: the Burgtheater is about reserved as an imperial private theater of the aristocracy. There is increasing the over voices calling for a German folk theater as decidedly bourgeois, even folk pictorial counterpart to the Court Theatre. There should be played alongside popular plays mainly classical and modern dramas ...
Designed by the architects Fellner & Hellmer and Ludwig Baumann and built between 1911 and 1913, the Akademietheater has been the Burgtheater’s second venue since 1922. After many years of requests from ensemble members of the Burgtheater who wanted a second stage of more intimate dimensions, Max Paulsen succeeded in affiliating the “Theatre of the Academy of Music and the Performing Arts”, for brevity 's sake called Akademietheater, to the Burgtheater as a smaller, second venue. It was inaugurated on September 8, 1922, with a performance of Goethe’s Iphigenia in Tauris. After the Second World War, which the building survived intact, the theatre was re-opened on May 19, 1945, under the direction of Raoul Aslan with Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. The Akademietheater was refurbished and technically upgraded in 1974 and in 1999.
The Theater in der Josefstadt - with more than 350,000 visitors and more than 700 performances per season - is one of the most successful theaters of German Theater landscape. Ferdinand Raimund and Johann Nestroy played here, Johann Strauss conducted. In 1924 Max Reinhardt rebuild the Josefstadt - opportunities provided by a red damask, gold jewelry and Venetian chandeliers pomp space for the presence of escape. This architectural gem is now working under director Herbert Föttinger a for the contemporary theater bound team at premieres and first and contemporary interpretations.
Herbert Föttinger has the more than 100 years old Kammerspiele since 2006 positioned as a contemporary city comedy, are listed on the predominantly modern authors discuss the socially relevant topics with humor, irony and lightness. An unbroken crowd magent are the Kammerspiele in Vienna's city center. The chic Stage aesthetics matches the vibrant life of the City. Crowd favorites and stars from TV, cabaret and film you can join live in intimate, in the experience 440 seats prehensive Theater.
Im Spannungsverhältnis zwischen E- und U- gibt es im Rabenhof Theater zeitgenössisches, urbanes Volkstheater mit popkulturellem Ansatz. Der Bogen spannt sich von Literaturabenden, über Kindertheater, Schauspiel, Musical bis zur Barockoper. Internationale Literaturstars sind am Spielplan ebenso zu finden, wie die Stars der heimischen Theater- Kabarett und Film & Fernsehszene.